Estimator Pipework

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + Pension
13 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a specialist pipework contractor; they would like to recruit an Estimator to join their growing business.

Job Summary

To carry out Sales Estimator duties and associated functions from initial enquiry through to tender submission.

Liaising with clients to ensure all requests are met on time, ensuring high accuracy of costs at all times, and maximising order potential through negotiating and liaising with clients.

Responsible for but not limited to the following items:-

Key Responsibilities


* Ensuring all tenders are price accurately and within deadline

* Deal with customer enquiries

* Determine full extent of customer requirements and specification & drawings

* Carry out site survey visits, if required

* Design pipe routes using manufacturers recommendations & guidelines

* Carrying out materials take-offs from tender drawings

* Producing estimates using bespoke computer software package

* Producing and issuing quotation letters

* Assisting in the completion of tender prequalification questionnaires (PQQ's)

* Deal with suppliers with regards to prices, terms & conditions, availability and any issues which may occur

* Input, update and edit enquiry/customer/supplier/price records within bespoke computer software packages


* Answering internal and external technical and product queries

* Assist with growing sales within an existing client base in addition to new clients

* Carry out sales quotation follow up calls to ascertain competitiveness of quotations and to determine as much detail about the project as possible

* Negotiate quotation prices with customers and costs with suppliers & subcontractors

* Providing clients with technical and sales brochures and information & data

* Providing technical submittals for approval

* Assisting with appointment setting of client site surveys/bid meetings for company directors

Key Skills

* Possess a good mechanical & technical knowledge preferably in mechanical services or pipework background

* Ability to build client relationships and to introduce new clients for growth of sales

* Very good attention to detail and accuracy levels

* Possess a positive approach & excellent customer service skills

* Self-motivated and desire to work hard in a busy office environment

* Require excellent organisation and planning skills

* Polite manner and good interpersonal skills

* Able to use own initiative to solve problems and deliver solutions

* Experienced and confident in both face to face and telephone customer handling